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PASS stands for “Peer Assisted Study Sessions.”  The PASS program offers regularly scheduled, out-of-class review sessions to all students enrolled in a targeted course. Your instructor will inform you if PASS is available for your course.  PASS study sessions are informal meetings in which students review notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and prepare for exams. Students learn how to integrate course content with reasoning and study skills. The PASS sessions are facilitated by a trained “PASS leader,” a competent student who has previously and successfully completed the targeted course.  PASS participants have the opportunity to become actively involved with their classmates as they process the required course readings, lecture notes, and course assignments.  Attendance in PASS sessions is voluntary but strongly encouraged.  Studies show that students who attend PASS sessions have higher grades and lower withdraw rates as compared to the other students in the targeted classes.